The Jacques Pépin Foundation supports free culinary and life skills training, through community based organizations, that helps individuals detached from the workforce gain confidence, skills, and employment in food service.

Jacques Pépin Foundation

Recent News

Rollie Wesen on The Ultimate Dish Podcast

June 24, 2024

In this wide-ranging interview, ‘Transforming Lives through Culinary Training: Dr. Rollie Wesen and the Jacques Pépin Foundation,” Rollie shares personal stories, details about the origins and impact of the JPF, delightful anecdotes about Jacques and Claudine and an overview of his work on sustainable food systems at Johnson and Wales University.

90 for 90 Kickoff at Marea in New York City

June 6, 2024

The JPF kicked off our 90 for 90 campaign at Marea, on Central Park South in New York City. The fundraising event, securing critical funds for the JPF’s programming and preservation of Jacques’ legacy, hosted by the Alta Maria Restaurant Group, was a warm and convivial start to the national campaign, that will continue through Jacques’ 90th birthday in December of 2025.

Join Jacques in the Kitchen

Jacques shares quick and easy recipes in his “Cooking at Home” series. For a more in-depth exploration of Jacques' technique, check out “Jacques Pépin: A Legacy of Technique” online culinary course.

We are all equal in the eyes of the stove.

~ Jacques Pépin

Nous sommes tous égaux dans les yeux du fourneau.

~ Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pépin

The Foundation

The Foundation was formed in June, 2016 by Jacques Pépin and his closest family to translate Jacques’ inspirational love of cooking, mastery of classic technique, and renowned teaching ability into action that benefits people disenfranchised from the workforce.

As the most trusted name in culinary education, we believe the Jacques Pépin Foundation is uniquely qualified to advance culinary training for our neediest, willing citizens.



Becoming a JPF Member is one of the best ways to support. All member levels receive access to our groundbreaking Video Recipe Book featuring hundreds of recipes from many of the most renowned chefs and mixologists. Visit our membership registration page to see all the benefits and become a member today.